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SAT OCT 1 2/LT/38 Croissant and Hot Cocoa: Donut Alley 
Leader: Hong-Kit Wong     (917) 660-0229
Leader: Richard Zapien      (415) 260-2334    text
Meet at 8:45 am for a 9:00 am start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members

Ride to Donut Alley in Larkspur for donuts! We will ride our bikes over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, and enjoy donut and coffee (instead of croissant and cocoa). **Bring cash!** We welcome new riders.

A large portion of the route is on dedicated bike path, but please be cautious going over train tracks in Richmond. We will have a bathroom and water stop at Richmond Marina Park about 6 miles in.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38428079

SAT OCT 1 5!/TM/76 Cupertino to Soquel Loop 
Leader: David Brown      (510) 508-4215    text
Leader: Alison Kuehner     (510) 219-3929
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: De Anza College Parking Lot E
Optional pre-registration for members

This route follows scenic south bay roads I rode in my high school days. Starting at De Anza college we head up through Steven Creek park, taking the formidable Redwood Gulch road across to highway 9, then up to Skyline and the high point of the Santa Cruz mountains at Castle Rock park. We then have 25 miles of rolling downhill to Soquel and lunch. We come back up Mountain Charlie road to Lexington reservoir, down to Los Gatos, then along the edge of the Saratoga hills back to Cupertino. Note that 2/3 of the climbing is in the first half of the ride.

There is about a mile of gravel trail coming down from Lexington reservoir, and a mile on the shoulder of highway 17. The pavement on Mountain Charlie is poor, and many parts of the route are without cell phone access, so make sure you and your bike are prepared. We will follow neighborhood roads in cities to avoid traffic, so turn-by-turn nav is highly recommended.

Forecasts of 15% POP or temps above 90 in Los Gatos cancels, please check with the leader if you are unsure before driving to the start.

Start location and rest/lunch stops are marked on the route.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40834222

SAT OCT 1 1!/T/63 Delta Tour to Sacramento 
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili      (661) 343-5737    text
Leader: Liz Kroboth     (703) 338-4897
Meet at 9:40 am for a 9:50 am start
Start Location: Antioch BART
Optional pre-registration for members

[RWGPS route] Join us for a tour of the delta and out to our state capitol! This is a mostly flat ride with some interesting landmarks and diversions: bridges, the delta, waterfront country roads, and even a mansion. The CA-160 bridge is short and steep. On roads with no shoulder, we may break up into smaller groups and reconvene at predetermined points. Snacks, water, and restrooms at Rio Vista (Mile 17). Water and restrooms at Clarksburg (Mile 44). Beer and barbecue (with vegetarian options) in Sacramento. Bring lights if you'll bike home after the Amtrak ride. Weather-wise, it looks like it will be sunny and warm (as much as 90F); might be good to bring extra water.

This ride is designed to start with the BART train arriving at Antioch at 9:39am.

Riders are responsible for getting their own Amtrak tickets and getting on the train. Leaders will take riders to the train station in time for the 4:55pm Capitol Corridor/Amtrak train back to the East Bay. Riders may take a later train if they want. Note that there's a Buy One Get One Free deal with no advance purchase required; riders are welcome to self-organize to take advantage of the deal.

This is not a no-drop ride. We will ride at a T-pace, which is defined as 10-12 mph on the Three Bears Loop. Given the flatness of this ride, the average moving speed will probably be ~14 mph. Faster riders will have to wait, and slower riders will get dropped. Make sure you have a copy of the route.

Poor AQI and/or extreme heat will cancel this ride.

SUN OCT 2 2/TM/55 two bridges plus Mare Island 
Leader: Steve Tracy      (510) 881-6042    text
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:10 am start
Start Location: Pinole - Park
Optional pre-registration for members

Lotsa water views. Experience Mare island and Vallejo waterfront trail; adds 15 miles (at slower T pace) to clockwise two bridges loop with Carquinez scenic byway return. Food stop in Benicia mile 31. 2600 elevation. Bay trail in Benicia and to / from Pinole

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41059972

TUE OCT 4 5!/T/18 BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili      (661) 343-5737    text
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (510) 684-2840
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Some adjustments may be made to the route based on trail conditions, road closures, and available daylight. Bring lights!

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. We recommend tires wider than 32mm and gearing easier than 1:1. While this is T-pace ride, there are some steep and rocky climbs. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3] E-bikes are not allowed on this route's trails.

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

WED OCT 5 5/T/36 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions 
Leader: Nikki Ellman      (510) 517-8647    text
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Mt. Tam CCW. Return via Hwy 1
Start Location: Mill Valley - Public Safety Buildings
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at the Public Safety Building in Mill Valley at 10 for a 10:15 start. We will ride up Panoramic to Pantoll, along Ridgecrest to Bolinas-Fairfax Road down to Highway 1. Lunch will be at in Stinson Beach at the picnic tables near the beach. Return on Highway 1 south to Tam Junction. Bring lunch or buy in Stinson. Please pre-register and download or print out route sheet. Leaders will have limited copies.

THU OCT 6 3/TM,M/78 Duros West - Tomales the long way 
Leader: Mark Nienberg      (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
GPC Route: Miller Creek to Tomales (long version)
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Optional pre-registration for members

From Marinwood to Tomales via Nicasio and Chileno Valley, return via Hwy 1. This longer version of the ride comes into Tomales from the back side using Alexander, Fallon Two Rock, and Middle Roads.

There are some shorter options. You can start your ride in Nicasio to save 20 miles for the day. We should pass through there around 10:15. Also, if you are having trouble keeping up, you can skip the turn onto Alexander and ride straight into Tomales for the lunch stop. That saves about 4 miles. Please review the map ahead of time and be prepared to navigate this change on your own if you think you might want to do it.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch.

We'll start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time, you may have to chase. You can probably catch us at our regroup in Nicasio.

THU OCT 6 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: David Gould      (206) 471-3272    text
Leader: Anne Schonfield      (510) 851-4749    text
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

This is a "bonus ride" -- we've extended the ride for an extra 2 weeks in October (on 10/6 and 10/13) to continue the fun. We may shorten the ride due to limited day light. It will be dark at the end of the ride, don't forget your lights!

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fun, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. Since the days are getting short, we’ll skip the out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center and head straight down Shepherd Canyon.

Lights are required!

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471

THU OCT 6 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood      (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U      (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

SAT OCT 8 3/LT/19 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - LT pace 
Leader: Siu Mak     (510) 229-0090
Leader: Maggie Wang      (408) 888-3033    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - LT - Lamorinda CW
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Ride the new route for LT pace group before the Century Recruiting BBQ! We will end our ride at the park.

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the LT-pace group.

SAT OCT 8 4/TM/34 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - TM (short) 
Leader: Dolores Apton      (510) 390-3110    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - TM (short) - Classic Andante
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Update: Ride leader will deviate from the traditional Andante route at Lafayette, skipping Happy Valley Road. We will go along the Regional Trail through Moraga, then onto Moraga Way. Route to BBQ: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41093063

Ride the classic Andante for TM (short) pace group before the Century Recruiting BBQ! We will end our ride at the park.

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the TM-pace group doing the shorter route.

SAT OCT 8 4!/TM/47 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - TM (long) 
Leader: Alison Kuehner     (510) 219-3929
Leader: David Brown      (510) 508-4215    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: Century North Loop
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Ride the North Loop (hey McEwen climb!) for TM (long) pace group before the Century Recruiting BBQ! We will end our ride at the park.

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the TM-pace group doing the longer route.

SAT OCT 8 1/XL/0 Post-ASSR + Century Recruitment BBQ 
Leader: Jessica Jensen      (510) 508-6389    text
Meet at 12:00 pm
Start Location: Orinda Oaks Park

We are hosting a post-ASSR BBQ where your friendly neighborhood Century Chair will also be recruiting for century coordinators and volunteers for the 2023 planning committee.

Please feel free to join a ride first, then come have burgers, brews, and dogs at Oaks Park (between Woodland and Ivy Drive on Moraga Way). You can also just come straight to the BBQ - no riding required! The park is about 2.5 miles down from Orinda BART, on the left if you're traveling from BART/Hwy 24. Attendees are encouraged to ride their bikes as there is limited car parking at the park itself.

We'll start grilling at 12:00PM and keep serving food until everyone's had their fill. Please feel free to bring a potluck item (but not required).

Please RSVP here so we know how much food to buy!
https://forms.gle/oMnL6TtYB1utEpZm7

TUE OCT 11 5!/T/18 BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili      (661) 343-5737    text
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (510) 684-2840
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Some adjustments may be made to the route based on trail conditions, road closures, and available daylight. Bring lights!

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. We recommend tires wider than 32mm and gearing easier than 1:1. While this is T-pace ride, there are some steep and rocky climbs. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3] E-bikes are not allowed on this route's trails.

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

WED OCT 12 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions 
Leader: Debbie Miskell      (415) 488-7300    text
Meet at 10:00 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

WED OCT 12 Meeting Virtual Club Meeting (repeats monthly) 
Meet at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm start

Join the club's virtual monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm. Optional social time from 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Check your email for an announcement with details of how to join the meeting. There will not be a presentation at this meeting. See the listing for the Speaker Series for monthly presentations.

THU OCT 13 3/TM,M/60-80 Duros West 
Leader: Mark Nienberg      (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

THU OCT 13 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: David Gould      (206) 471-3272    text
Leader: Anne Schonfield      (510) 851-4749    text
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

This is a "bonus ride" -- we've extended the ride for an extra 2 weeks in October (on 10/6 and 10/13) to continue the fun. We may shorten the ride due to limited day light. It will be dark at the end of the ride, don't forget your lights!

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fun, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. Since the days are getting short, we’ll skip the out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center and head straight down Shepherd Canyon.

Lights are required!

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471

THU OCT 13 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood      (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U      (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

FRI OCT 14 1/T/35 Bay Trail / E-ville / Point Richmond 
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto  
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground
Optional pre-registration for members

We will ride to the Emeryville marina, then North on the Bay Trail for a clockwise loop to the Red Oak Victory Ship, Miller-Knox Park, Ferry Point Tunnel, & lunch @ Little Louie's. There will be an option to bypass the tunnel.

SAT OCT 15 5/-/19mi Individual Time Trial (repeats monthly) 
Leader: Rick Patterson      (510) 978-1786    text
Meet at 9:40 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Bears Loop
Start Location: Orinda - San Pablo Dam Rd and Bear Creek Rd
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

This will be the last GPC ITT for this year.
Marie Appel will be co-leading (keeping time). Pre-registration is helpful for keeping time but it is not mandatory as stated in the ride description.

Come test and develop your cycling skills. For new club members, this is a good ride to find your pace as measured by GPC (see link below). For experienced and advanced riders, send it!
The first rider is off at 10:01 and a rider a minute after that. 20% chance of rain cancels. The ITT is the only GPC ride where you have to be a member of the Club (insurance reasons), but you can join or renew right there at the start for $20/year. Pre-registration is mandatory.

https://www.grizz.org/rides/ratings.php

SUN OCT 16 3/T/36 Third Sunday Ride: Franklin Canyon & Carquinez Scenic 
Leader: Adele Madelo     (510) 773-0693
Leader: Liz Kroboth     (703) 338-4897
Meet at 9:45 am
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART
Optional pre-registration for members

Thank goodness for the rain last month, but let's try and do this ride this month. Starting off at Pleasant Hill BART (parking available!), we'll get our climbs in on Franklin Canyon and Cummings Skyway. Bathroom and snack stop at mile 16 at the park before turning onto Pomona. After riding along Carquinez Scenic and enjoying delta views, we'll lunch at Luigi's in DT Martinez (mile 24). After lunch, we continue eastward for a bit before heading back south towards BART. Check out the RWGPS link for deets. Please note that we will leave as close to 9:50 as possible.

TUE OCT 18 5!/T/18 BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili      (661) 343-5737    text
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (510) 684-2840
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Some adjustments may be made to the route based on trail conditions, road closures, and available daylight. Bring lights!

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. We recommend tires wider than 32mm and gearing easier than 1:1. While this is T-pace ride, there are some steep and rocky climbs. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3] E-bikes are not allowed on this route's trails.

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

WED OCT 19 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions 
Meet at 10:00 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

THU OCT 20 3/TM,M/60-80 Duros West 
Leader: Mark Nienberg      (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

THU OCT 20 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood      (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U      (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

TUE OCT 25 5!/T/18 BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili      (661) 343-5737    text
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (510) 684-2840
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Some adjustments may be made to the route based on trail conditions, road closures, and available daylight. Bring lights!

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. We recommend tires wider than 32mm and gearing easier than 1:1. While this is T-pace ride, there are some steep and rocky climbs. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3] E-bikes are not allowed on this route's trails.

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

WED OCT 26 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions 
Meet at 10:00 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

THU OCT 27 3/TM,M/60-80 Duros West 
Leader: Mark Nienberg      (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

THU OCT 27 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood      (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U      (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

SAT OCT 29 5!/TM/50 King Ridge 
Leader: David Madson      (415) 722-5885    text
Leader: Lenore McDonald     (415) 300-6744
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: King Ridge, Hauser Bridge, Meyer's Grade
Start Location: Duncans Mills
Optional pre-registration for members

This is a gorgeous and challenging ride featuring 5,000 feet of climbing and finishing with a spectacular descent down Meyer's Grade to Route 1 into Jenner. Important: Bring plenty of liquid and food. One possible water stop just past the half way point may or may not be available and no real food options once we pass Cazadero about 5 miles in. There will be an optional stop at Aquatica Cafe in Jenner (about five miles before the end of the ride) to refuel. Park on B Street in Duncan's Mills.

Leader: Hong-Kit Wong
   phone
Leader: Richard Zapien
   mobile    text
Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Ride to Donut Alley in Larkspur for donuts! We will ride our bikes over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, and enjoy donut and coffee (instead of croissant and cocoa). **Bring cash!** We welcome new riders.

A large portion of the route is on dedicated bike path, but please be cautious going over train tracks in Richmond. We will have a bathroom and water stop at Richmond Marina Park about 6 miles in.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38428079

Leader: David Brown
   mobile    text
Leader: Alison Kuehner
   phone
Start Location:
De Anza College Parking Lot E
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

This route follows scenic south bay roads I rode in my high school days. Starting at De Anza college we head up through Steven Creek park, taking the formidable Redwood Gulch road across to highway 9, then up to Skyline and the high point of the Santa Cruz mountains at Castle Rock park. We then have 25 miles of rolling downhill to Soquel and lunch. We come back up Mountain Charlie road to Lexington reservoir, down to Los Gatos, then along the edge of the Saratoga hills back to Cupertino. Note that 2/3 of the climbing is in the first half of the ride.

There is about a mile of gravel trail coming down from Lexington reservoir, and a mile on the shoulder of highway 17. The pavement on Mountain Charlie is poor, and many parts of the route are without cell phone access, so make sure you and your bike are prepared. We will follow neighborhood roads in cities to avoid traffic, so turn-by-turn nav is highly recommended.

Forecasts of 15% POP or temps above 90 in Los Gatos cancels, please check with the leader if you are unsure before driving to the start.

Start location and rest/lunch stops are marked on the route.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40834222

Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
   mobile    text
Leader: Liz Kroboth
   phone
Start Location:
Antioch BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

[RWGPS route] Join us for a tour of the delta and out to our state capitol! This is a mostly flat ride with some interesting landmarks and diversions: bridges, the delta, waterfront country roads, and even a mansion. The CA-160 bridge is short and steep. On roads with no shoulder, we may break up into smaller groups and reconvene at predetermined points. Snacks, water, and restrooms at Rio Vista (Mile 17). Water and restrooms at Clarksburg (Mile 44). Beer and barbecue (with vegetarian options) in Sacramento. Bring lights if you'll bike home after the Amtrak ride. Weather-wise, it looks like it will be sunny and warm (as much as 90F); might be good to bring extra water.

This ride is designed to start with the BART train arriving at Antioch at 9:39am.

Riders are responsible for getting their own Amtrak tickets and getting on the train. Leaders will take riders to the train station in time for the 4:55pm Capitol Corridor/Amtrak train back to the East Bay. Riders may take a later train if they want. Note that there's a Buy One Get One Free deal with no advance purchase required; riders are welcome to self-organize to take advantage of the deal.

This is not a no-drop ride. We will ride at a T-pace, which is defined as 10-12 mph on the Three Bears Loop. Given the flatness of this ride, the average moving speed will probably be ~14 mph. Faster riders will have to wait, and slower riders will get dropped. Make sure you have a copy of the route.

Poor AQI and/or extreme heat will cancel this ride.

Leader: Steve Tracy
   mobile    text
Start Location:
Pinole - Park
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Lotsa water views. Experience Mare island and Vallejo waterfront trail; adds 15 miles (at slower T pace) to clockwise two bridges loop with Carquinez scenic byway return. Food stop in Benicia mile 31. 2600 elevation. Bay trail in Benicia and to / from Pinole

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41059972

Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
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Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith
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Start Location:
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Some adjustments may be made to the route based on trail conditions, road closures, and available daylight. Bring lights!

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. We recommend tires wider than 32mm and gearing easier than 1:1. While this is T-pace ride, there are some steep and rocky climbs. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3] E-bikes are not allowed on this route's trails.

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

Leader: Nikki Ellman
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GPC Route:
Mt. Tam CCW. Return via Hwy 1
Start Location:
Mill Valley - Public Safety Buildings
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at the Public Safety Building in Mill Valley at 10 for a 10:15 start. We will ride up Panoramic to Pantoll, along Ridgecrest to Bolinas-Fairfax Road down to Highway 1. Lunch will be at in Stinson Beach at the picnic tables near the beach. Return on Highway 1 south to Tam Junction. Bring lunch or buy in Stinson. Please pre-register and download or print out route sheet. Leaders will have limited copies.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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GPC Route:
Miller Creek to Tomales (long version)
Start Location:
San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

From Marinwood to Tomales via Nicasio and Chileno Valley, return via Hwy 1. This longer version of the ride comes into Tomales from the back side using Alexander, Fallon Two Rock, and Middle Roads.

There are some shorter options. You can start your ride in Nicasio to save 20 miles for the day. We should pass through there around 10:15. Also, if you are having trouble keeping up, you can skip the turn onto Alexander and ride straight into Tomales for the lunch stop. That saves about 4 miles. Please review the map ahead of time and be prepared to navigate this change on your own if you think you might want to do it.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch.

We'll start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time, you may have to chase. You can probably catch us at our regroup in Nicasio.

Leader: David Gould
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Leader: Anne Schonfield
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

This is a "bonus ride" -- we've extended the ride for an extra 2 weeks in October (on 10/6 and 10/13) to continue the fun. We may shorten the ride due to limited day light. It will be dark at the end of the ride, don't forget your lights!

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fun, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. Since the days are getting short, we’ll skip the out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center and head straight down Shepherd Canyon.

Lights are required!

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471

Leader: Mike Wood
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Leader: Drew U
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GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Siu Mak
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Leader: Maggie Wang
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GPC Route:
ASSR - LT - Lamorinda CW
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Ride the new route for LT pace group before the Century Recruiting BBQ! We will end our ride at the park.

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the LT-pace group.

Leader: Dolores Apton
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GPC Route:
ASSR - TM (short) - Classic Andante
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Update: Ride leader will deviate from the traditional Andante route at Lafayette, skipping Happy Valley Road. We will go along the Regional Trail through Moraga, then onto Moraga Way. Route to BBQ: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41093063

Ride the classic Andante for TM (short) pace group before the Century Recruiting BBQ! We will end our ride at the park.

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the TM-pace group doing the shorter route.

Leader: Alison Kuehner
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Leader: David Brown
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GPC Route:
Century North Loop
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Ride the North Loop (hey McEwen climb!) for TM (long) pace group before the Century Recruiting BBQ! We will end our ride at the park.

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the TM-pace group doing the longer route.

Leader: Jessica Jensen
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Start Location:
Orinda Oaks Park

We are hosting a post-ASSR BBQ where your friendly neighborhood Century Chair will also be recruiting for century coordinators and volunteers for the 2023 planning committee.

Please feel free to join a ride first, then come have burgers, brews, and dogs at Oaks Park (between Woodland and Ivy Drive on Moraga Way). You can also just come straight to the BBQ - no riding required! The park is about 2.5 miles down from Orinda BART, on the left if you're traveling from BART/Hwy 24. Attendees are encouraged to ride their bikes as there is limited car parking at the park itself.

We'll start grilling at 12:00PM and keep serving food until everyone's had their fill. Please feel free to bring a potluck item (but not required).

Please RSVP here so we know how much food to buy!
https://forms.gle/oMnL6TtYB1utEpZm7

Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
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Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith
   phone
Start Location:
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Some adjustments may be made to the route based on trail conditions, road closures, and available daylight. Bring lights!

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. We recommend tires wider than 32mm and gearing easier than 1:1. While this is T-pace ride, there are some steep and rocky climbs. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3] E-bikes are not allowed on this route's trails.

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

Leader: Debbie Miskell
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This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

Join the club's virtual monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm. Optional social time from 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Check your email for an announcement with details of how to join the meeting. There will not be a presentation at this meeting. See the listing for the Speaker Series for monthly presentations.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

Leader: David Gould
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Leader: Anne Schonfield
   mobile    text
Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

This is a "bonus ride" -- we've extended the ride for an extra 2 weeks in October (on 10/6 and 10/13) to continue the fun. We may shorten the ride due to limited day light. It will be dark at the end of the ride, don't forget your lights!

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fun, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. Since the days are getting short, we’ll skip the out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center and head straight down Shepherd Canyon.

Lights are required!

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471

Leader: Mike Wood
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Leader: Drew U
   mobile    text
GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Arleen Sakamoto

Leader: Kenneth Karda
   phone
Start Location:
Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

We will ride to the Emeryville marina, then North on the Bay Trail for a clockwise loop to the Red Oak Victory Ship, Miller-Knox Park, Ferry Point Tunnel, & lunch @ Little Louie's. There will be an option to bypass the tunnel.

Leader: Rick Patterson
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GPC Route:
Bears Loop
Start Location:
Orinda - San Pablo Dam Rd and Bear Creek Rd
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

This will be the last GPC ITT for this year.
Marie Appel will be co-leading (keeping time). Pre-registration is helpful for keeping time but it is not mandatory as stated in the ride description.

Come test and develop your cycling skills. For new club members, this is a good ride to find your pace as measured by GPC (see link below). For experienced and advanced riders, send it!
The first rider is off at 10:01 and a rider a minute after that. 20% chance of rain cancels. The ITT is the only GPC ride where you have to be a member of the Club (insurance reasons), but you can join or renew right there at the start for $20/year. Pre-registration is mandatory.

https://www.grizz.org/rides/ratings.php

Leader: Adele Madelo
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Leader: Liz Kroboth
   phone
Start Location:
Pleasant Hill BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Thank goodness for the rain last month, but let's try and do this ride this month. Starting off at Pleasant Hill BART (parking available!), we'll get our climbs in on Franklin Canyon and Cummings Skyway. Bathroom and snack stop at mile 16 at the park before turning onto Pomona. After riding along Carquinez Scenic and enjoying delta views, we'll lunch at Luigi's in DT Martinez (mile 24). After lunch, we continue eastward for a bit before heading back south towards BART. Check out the RWGPS link for deets. Please note that we will leave as close to 9:50 as possible.

Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
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Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith
   phone
Start Location:
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Some adjustments may be made to the route based on trail conditions, road closures, and available daylight. Bring lights!

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. We recommend tires wider than 32mm and gearing easier than 1:1. While this is T-pace ride, there are some steep and rocky climbs. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3] E-bikes are not allowed on this route's trails.

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
   mobile    text
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

Leader: Mike Wood
   mobile    text
Leader: Drew U
   mobile    text
GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
   mobile    text
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith
   phone
Start Location:
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Some adjustments may be made to the route based on trail conditions, road closures, and available daylight. Bring lights!

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. We recommend tires wider than 32mm and gearing easier than 1:1. While this is T-pace ride, there are some steep and rocky climbs. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3] E-bikes are not allowed on this route's trails.

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
   mobile    text
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

Leader: Mike Wood
   mobile    text
Leader: Drew U
   mobile    text
GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: David Madson
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Leader: Lenore McDonald
   phone
GPC Route:
King Ridge, Hauser Bridge, Meyer's Grade
Start Location:
Duncans Mills
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

This is a gorgeous and challenging ride featuring 5,000 feet of climbing and finishing with a spectacular descent down Meyer's Grade to Route 1 into Jenner. Important: Bring plenty of liquid and food. One possible water stop just past the half way point may or may not be available and no real food options once we pass Cazadero about 5 miles in. There will be an optional stop at Aquatica Cafe in Jenner (about five miles before the end of the ride) to refuel. Park on B Street in Duncan's Mills.

October 2022 Ride Statistics
WeekdayWeekendTotal
19 11 30